Particle Physics Seminar

"Evidence for Higgs boson decay to a pair of muons from the CMS experiment"

Presented by Nan Lu, California Institute of Technology

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 3:00 pm — Webcast

Abstract: This seminar presents the search for the rare Higgs boson decay to a pair of muons performed by the CMS experiment at the LHC, based on the full Run 2 dataset. Events are categorized based on the characteristics of major Higgs boson production mechanisms and are analyzed using machine learning techniques, which significantly boosts the sensitivity of the search. A 3.0σ excess is observed in data, constituting the first evidence for the Higgs boson coupling to muons.

Hosted by: Elizabeth Brost

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